Undet. Papilionid from Rio Grande Valley, TX

Tom Middagh trgarden at frontiernet.net
Mon Nov 2 08:17:01 EST 1998

Hi Mike
This is actually a moth  
It is either  Urania fulgens or Urania leilus looks like fulgens.  These
are day flying moths.

It is really neat.


TNMF at aol.com wrote in article <v04003a0bb262805b51da@[]>...
> The attachment is a drawing of a undetermined Swallowtail found today
> (11-01-98) near San Benito in Cameron Co., Texas.
> The wings green areas are not greenish white but are irridescent green on
> top (hummingbird green) and bluish green on the bottom.
> The underside is laced with a complex pattern of bluish green lines.
> The butterfly is 9cm from wing tip to wing tip.  The tails are about 10mm
> all black except for a hint of white on the inside margin.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Couldn't find the likes of it in
> "Mariposas Mexicanas" Mike

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